Vancouver Island Compassion Society Challenging Medical Marijuana Program

Dear friends and colleagues: I’d like to take a few minutes to thank and recognize some of the recent donors to the VICS constitutional challenge of Health Canada’s medical cannabis program: Prof. Doug Hutchinson, the Toronto Compassion Center, Maxim and the members of the Club Compassion de Montreal, the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance, and Robert Field and Common Sense for Drug Policy. This compassion club’s constitutional challenge has an incredible amount of potential, and with more support through financial contributions, it can continue onward and triumph in the courts!
Donations have been incredibly appreciated and add up to nearly $100,000! Unfortunately, our legal bills are now close to $200,000, so we need your help to fund this incredibly important legal challenge. We have just set up a PayPal account on the VICS website, making donations quick and easy. Just go to: to donate today. If you’d rather send a cheque or money order, please make it out to “The VICS”, and send to:

Vancouver Island Compassion Society
130-2017a Cadboro Bay Rd.
Victoria BC
V8R 5G4

Next month, Senator Pierre-Claude Nolin will be closing his testimony by being cross-examined by the Crown. If you’re in Vancouver and would like to attend, he is scheduled to appear from the 28th of April until the 2nd of May, and the case is open to the public. This will be followed later in May by the Crown’s witnesses, which look likely to be Dr. Harold Kalant, Valerie Lasher, and Dr. Richard Viau. I’ll post details as soon as we know more; please come out to support the VICS!

Keep up the good work, y’all!

Philippe Lucas
Director – Vancouver Island Compassion Society
Graduate Research Fellow – Center for Addictions Research of B.C.

Previous articles:

Med-Pot Constitutional Challenge: Press Release, May 2007
Canadian Medical Marijuana Constitutional Challenge Needs Your Help, December 2007